Tips to remove duplicate contacts in Microsoft® Outlook 2007
What are the ways to remove duplicate contacts from Microsoft Outlook 2007?
Duplicate contacts are the contacts that are added more than once upon the Microsoft Outlook 2007 application. The duplicate contacts that exist on the application causes certain issues with the user while working with the Microsoft Outlook 2007 e-mail accounts. The user could not add the particular contact to the group at certain circumstances. The duplicate contacts that are saved upon the system will increase the contact list size too. The duplicate contacts also display certain error messages while performing any actions upon the particular option. In order to avoid such disturbances due to the contacts that are present upon the system, the user should remove them. The duplicate detection feature available with Microsoft Outlook 2007 can be turned off while the issues make more disturbances.
Discussed below are some points related to the causes and tips to remove the duplicate contacts from Microsoft Outlook 2007:
- Duplicate contacts
- Deleting duplicate contacts
Duplicate contacts issue appears with the Microsoft Outlook 2007 application while the user imports contacts from any other e-mail client applications. While importing the contacts from the other applications, the user receives some alerts that ask the user whether to save the duplicate contact. In most cases, the users click 'yes' and continue the process for avoiding the disturbance. But the duplicate contacts stored over can cause certain issues with the working of the application. Entering of contacts at various groups also create duplicate contacts issue.
The duplicate contacts that are created upon the system can be fixed by either saving the duplicate contact as a new contact upon the application or can delete the already existing one. First option can be selected while the user needs to save the contacts of two persons having the same name. Duplicate contacts created for the same person should be avoided by deleting one among the contact or avoiding the save option while Microsoft Outlook 2007 alerts about the duplicate contacts.
Deletion of the duplicate contacts upon the Microsoft Outlook 2007 application can be done either manually or using certain software tools. Manual delete process should be done with more care and the user should be aware about the number of occurrence of the same contact upon the contact list. Delete process using the software tools enables perfect deletion option. Also, the user should enable the options for avoiding the duplicate contacts from being saved upon the application while importing.
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